LUI Schema

In Lange et. al (2022) we quantified land-use intensity (LUI) and its key parameters - grazing intensity, mowing frequency and fertiliser application - across Germany. Key parameters were classified using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite data with 20 m x 20 m spatial resolution. Predictions of LUI and its components were validated using comprehensive in situ grassland management data from the DFG Biodiversity Exploratories.

More information can be found in the related publication.

The data can be viewed in a >web service< (Link:, as well as downloaded as GeoTiff-files for further analysis.

Forest Condition Monitor

The Forest Condition Monitor is a project funded by the Helmholtz Association, located in the working group Land Cover and Dynamics. The monitor provides comprehensive information about forest condition for all forested areas in Germany. In addition, the project also derives other products such as dominant tree species, vegetation length (phenology), and future distribution of tree species under the influence of climate change.

We are currently preparing a publication on the topic. The maps will soon be available for viewing through a web service.